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Chicago Tacos: Carne Asada from Los Nopales

The real allure of Los Nopales is that you can enjoy parts of taqueria experience that are usually hurried over and unloved. Sure, its BYOB stance means that it doesn't have to devote any manpower to kicking out over-sized margaritas. But more importantly, it has a fairly concise menu for a taqueria its size, and you get the feeling that every dish might be worth ordering. More

Five Nacho Variations

As editor of the site Nachos NY, it's obvious that I love nachos. But people always ask me, can one nacho really be that different from the next? Enough to inspire a whole blog? Oh, they absolutely can. Here are five variations on the nacho in honor of National Nacho Day (technically last Saturday, but it's never too late to celebrate) with cheesesteak, carne asada, buffalo chicken, pulled pork, and a dessert spin with Rice Krispies treats and brownies. More

Standing Room Only: La Pasadita

[Photographs: Nick Kindelsperger] La Pasadita 1141 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago IL 60622 (map); 773-278-0384‎ The Short Order: Oddly beefy grilled steak tacos. Want Fries with That? No sides are needed. Save room for tacos. Want Ketchup? Just bottles and... More

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